Job Description

ChildNet, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit community-based care (CBC) agency servicing Broward and Palm Beach County. We are contracted with the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families, to provide case management support to abused, abandoned, and neglected children. ChildNet is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) and employs over 450 staff at its location in Ft Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.                  

Job Summary: This position supervises and is responsible for managing the accounts payable team to ensure that work is properly allocated and completed in a timely and accurate manner. This position addresses tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities: cash receipts, general ledger preparation, billing processing (requisitions, purchase orders, check request, petty cash), monitoring and analyzing the accounting data for the accurate production of financial reports and statements.


  • Supervision of accountants payable / purchasing staff.
  • Maintain adherence to generally accepted accounting standards and principles; ensures maintenance of proper audit trails and verification and reconciliation actions for all processed work.
  • Oversee daily transactions, including accounts payable/receivables, general ledger and bank reconciliations.
  • Monitor the daily performance of the accounts payable department and ensure timely vendor payments.
  • Organize financial data into useable information and maintain updated records
  •  Maintaining, updating and/or reconciling various logs, reports, ledgers, files, databases, and spreadsheets
  •  Performing verification and reconciliation tasks for invoices/receipts/balances according to unit checks and balances procedures.
  •  Processing various correspondence and forms that may be of a confidential or sensitive nature, e.g., personnel forms, invoices, work orders, purchase orders, requisitions, applications.
  •  Respond to inquiries, concerns and complaints and provides resolution or direction to the appropriate department/entity.
  •  Monitor the daily performance of the accounts payable department and ensure timely vendor payments, verifying fiscal controls through routine audits.
  •  Generating and distributes periodic reports regarding financial activities and status to various entities, e.g., departments, auditors, regulatory agencies.
  •  Complete special projects as assigned by the Assistant or Regional Controller
  • Provides excellent customer service by:
  •  Responding timely to communications either from e-mails or phone calls.
  •  Respond to inquiries, concerns and complaints and provides resolution or direction to the appropriate department/entity.

The items listed above are intended to provide an overview of the essential functions of the job. This is not an exhaustive list of all functions and responsibilities that the position may be required to provide.




Skills / Requirements


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of experience in accounting, finance or related field.

Preferred: 2 + experience in non-profit or other public agency that provides broad knowledge of administrative systems; or an equivalent combination of education, certification, training and/or experience. Advanced computer skills on MS


Initiative: Ability to prioritize work. Identify what needs to be done and doing it before being asked or before the situation   requires it. Anticipate the implications and consequences of situations and take appropriate action to be prepared for possible  contingencies.

Thoroughness: Attention to detail and accuracy; ensuring that one's own and others' work and information are complete and accurate; carefully preparing for meetings and presentations; following up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled.

Diagnostic Information Gathering: Excellent analytical skills to manage large amounts of data

Analytical Thinking: The ability to tackle a problem by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach.

Physical Demands:

•      Walking – regularly

•      Climbing or balancing – occasionally

•      Manual dexterity – regularly

•      Noise level – moderate